Paul Chazal
Born in Lyon on May 10, 1983.
Lives and works in Brussels.

 

Evolving in different disciplines, the work of Paul Chazal takes its source in an approach focused on drawing, especially in an imagery frantically gleaned and considered as a vocabulary, a cosmography, that lend themselves to the creation of facilities. Paul Chazal created his own personal post-apocalyptic lexicon, complex and fantasy based.

Between a child’s play that goes wrong and a real survivalist project, his productions take us back to a specific adolescent imagery of the 80s-90s (Métal Hurlant, Mad Max, Akira, The Warriors) while asking the question of the end of the world as it is envisioned today by alarmist ecologists and survivalists. The worst scenario for most becomes the playground of Paul Chazal.

 

Education of Paul Chazal 

 

2007/2008: Post-graduate diploma at the CERCCO (Centre d’expérimentation et de réalisation en céramique contemporaine), at the HEAD of Geneva (CH)

2007: DNSEP (Diplôme national supérieur d’expression plastique) at the ENSA of Nice-Villa Arson (FR)

SHOW

2018

Politics of Discontent, cur. Jonathan Sullam, Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)

2017

Club Death by Murder, Numéro 13, Bruxelles (BE)

Point Quartz / Flower of Kent, Villa Arson, Nice (FR)

2016

Run Run Run, Villa Arson, Nice (FR)

Self Destruction, Numéro 13, Bruxelles (BE)

2015

Je T’aime, Numéro 13, Bruxelles (BE)

2014

La meute, La Meute, Bruxelles (BE)

2013

Old and new curiosities, La Meute, Bruxelles (BE)

Saison 17, Lieu Commun, Toulouse (FR)

underconstruction, catalyst art, Belfast (IE)

2011

Columna 01, Musée Saint-Pierre, Vienne (AT)

Que sera sera, CAN, Neuchâtel (CH)

Laboratorium, La station, Nice (FR)

2010

Auto Station Crash Test, La Station, Nice (FR)

Sygne Elephant, FRAC Franche Comté, Besançon (FR)

Group Show #2, RDF Galerie, Nice (FR)

2009

No Way Never Mind, Institut Français de Dresden, Dresden (DE)

Group Show #1, RDF Galerie, Nice (FR)

1+2+3+4, CCNOA, Bruxelles (BE)

Ex Voto, Piedigriggio (FR)

Kit invite 1, Paris (FR)

2008

Multiply, Projet diligence, Nice (FR)

Huits clot, Palais de l’Athénée, Genève (CH)

La possibilité d’un alliage, Halles de la fonderie, Genève (CH)

2007

Pouvoir Puissance, Projet diligence, Nice (FR)

Le sommet de la table, Kunst Klub Berlin (DE)

RESIDENCY

2009-2011

Membre résident de La Station, Nice (FR)